Wanda Joy Sanders
Sanders, approximately 1985
Date and time person was reported missing : 02/11/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/21/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 132 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blouse and size 10 blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Sanders has a tattoo of a rose on her left breast. She may use the last name Berthoux. Her hair was feathered at the time of her disappearance. Sanders had a 24-inch waist at the time of her disappearance and wore a size AA bra, a size 8 dress and size 7 shoes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sanders was last seen in Henderson, Nevada on February 11, 1985. She had rented an apartment, and was last seen when she left her mother's home on Pueblo Boulevard at 8:00 a.m. to sign rental documents and have the power turned on.
Sanders didn't own a car and left on foot, carrying $60 in cash. Her appointment with the apartment manAge at the time of disappearance: r was at at 11:00 but she never arrived and has never been heard from again. Her mother reported her missing on February 13.
Sanders left behind a young daughter. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Henderson Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Henderson Home News
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